Today’s consumers have many more options for interacting with businesses than they did in years past, thanks to technological advances. They can chat in real time with a company, shop online, and easily leave business and product reviews on many platforms. With consumer voices louder than ever, its not a surprise that some even refer to this modern marketplace as the age of the customer.
In the face of so many changes, leaders in call centers must also be flexible and willing to change. They should focus on providing outstanding customer service and fostering positive interactions between companies and clients. Servant leadership, a management style first proposed in the 1970s, helps businesses improve customer satisfaction rates in multiple ways; from reduced hold times to more satisfied, better-trained agents. This concept calls for managers to serve first and then lead, often resulting in happier employees —and customers.
Here are three reasons why:
Service at Every Level
When service becomes a way of doing business for everyone on the team, starting with the manager, call centers can start to see improved customer satisfaction rates. When call center employees feel empowered and prepare, they will respond to customer inquiries, requests, and complaints in efficient and effective ways. They will learn from each experience, sharing their lessons with other team members so that the entire operation can evolve. Higher-functioning call center representatives, led by a leader dedicated to serving them, will promote business success now and in the future.
Until next time, make you make a difference in the lives of those you serve. God bless.